Hi all our good blogging f(u)riends!
Mama Mindy here. I would like to Thank All of You for your most sympathetic wishes to my family during the sad occasion with the passing of Socks Lucyfur over the rainbow bridge to be with her creator, God. I'm happy because I know she is back to being a well kitty and God loves his creation so much that he keeps all creatures (great and small, including humans) that pass from this life in a place called Heaven where we will meet once again and rejoice.
To honor Socks and to show that death is just another celebration of a life well lived (in my opinion), I want to celebrate today the unofficial/official 4th Birthday of Percy O'Malley Slimmer.
He is a Winnie's Wish Graduate. If you do not follow this blog regularly or read other cat blogs, you might not know what Winnie's Wish is...and yes, it is vital to this rescue that you know who they are and what they are all about.
Winnie's Wish is a private animal rescue headed by Ms. Chrystal Parker who rescues, rehabilitates, and rehomes wonderful cats. She lives in Southern Illinois and is a great blogging friend/mother influence of mine. I cannot think of a more deserving rescue than Winnie's Wish as the founder, Ms. Chrystal, actually runs a boarding kennel in order to help pay for the expenses of her rescue work. How many other places can say that? She puts her heart, her soul, her sweat, her tears, and her money into this establishment.
What could she use help with? ADOPTIONS!! and WISHLIST FULFILLMENTS!!
Please go to Ms.Chrystal's blog and see if there is a kitty that speaks to you or to someone you know that needs a furry partner for life and help set up a match made in Heaven. Blog about one or two kitties this month if you can find it in your blogging time to do so...and Chrystal makes it so simple as she already has pictures and write ups about each of the kitties needing homes...just click on one of the kitties pictures in the sidebar. Copy/Paste/Link Back to Chrystal...that simple, and YOU might be the next one to help a purrsib find a forever home. :) Please honor Socks Lucyfur by doing this...it doesn't cost you anything except a bit of your time and blogging space.
Now...if you do have a few dollar bills that you would like to go to a good cause, you can either donate to Chrystal or perhaps browse her wishlist for the rescue on Amazon.com.
Winnie's Wish is a wonderful place...it has two cat houses and a birthing/maternity suite for those cats that arrive pregnant to have stress-free environment to birth and nurture young kittens. Miss Chrystal gets all of her cats and kittens vaccinated, dewormed, and spayed/neutered.
I am a HUGE advocate for this rescue because I have actually been to it. It is a property that exists on the land that Chrystal and her husband own. It is beautiful and if I were a cat, I would be happy to call it my temporary home. Notice, I said temporary, as there is nothing like having your own human to love and cuddle up to at night or during times of sadness or gladness. Animals just have the sense to know when us hu-peeps need them terribly.
Now about Percy and his official/unofficial birthday. As a rescued adult cat, Ms. Chrystal has no way of knowing a precise date of birth. Only those kittens born on her property have that luxury of such an important documentation of life What's great about not knowing the birthdate of your kitty is that you can choose a special day for your new kitty. My vet after meeting Percy for the first time said he was such a lovey, that we should make his birthday Valentine's day...so yes, our vet made his unofficial birthday an official one. Percy was estimated to be around Luna's age, possibly a bit older...and with Luna having a birthday in April, we decided Valentine's day was perfect for our mancat of love.
I can think of no better way to celebrate Percy's 4th birthday than to send Chrystal two items off of her Amazon Wish-List for Winnie's Wish...and yes, Percy will also get some special canned, stinky, mushy cat food for his birthday...so don't worry...he doesn't mind me giving "gifts" to his purr-furiends in need today.
I recommend you follow Chrystal's blog especially if you like hearing about beloved animals, the daily runnings of a kennel and rescue, and about all the sweet kitties past, present, and future that will need love and attention. Her blog is a great read. I promise!!
Personal Message to Percy from Mama Mindy: I love you My Percy Paws!! Happy 4th Birthday my handsome mancat!!
Mama Mindy & The rest of the Slimmer Pugs and Purrsibs